Oct. 5, 2004
Students from HACC's Lebanon Campus will provide a sneak preview of their 1950s roller-skating waitresses at 1 p.m. Monday, October 4, in the college lobby at 735 Cumberland Street.

The students will don their poodle skirts, pony tails and roller-skates to inform the public of a free, block-party type outdoor showing of the film, October Skies, behind the Lebanon Campus building on Friday, October 8, at 7 p.m. The movie was adapted from Homer Hickam's novel The Rocket Boys - the book selected this year for the One Book/One Community campaign organized by our region's libraries.

The movie features the story of youthful adventure, amateur rocket-launching and growing up in the 1950s and the Lebanon Campus students are playing the part, dressing in 1950s clothing. On Friday during the film they will serve snacks purchased from student clubs.

Additional photo opportunities related to this event include:

  • Noted local astronomer Ken Zimmerman and his family will launch two of their own model rockets in South Hills Park at 2pm on Monday, October 4. The launch will follow Zimmerman's talk on the history of American space exploration, which is scheduled for 2 p.m. the same day in the lobby of HACC's Lebanon Campus.
  • Waitresses on rollerskates will deliver hot cider, popcorn, hotdogs and penny candy, during a free outdoor showing of October Skies on Friday, October 8, at 7 p.m. The movie will be displayed on the back wall of the college building at 735 Cumberland Street.
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